Sep 04, 2012 at 9:15am
4th September, 2012
The Daily Graphic urges Ghanaian voters to endeavour to check their names and personal details at the ongoing exhibition of the provisional biometric voters register, adding that if they fail to do so, they will have no moral right to pick issues with the EC and political party representatives on Election Day when their names are removed from the register.
The Graphic believes every eligible voter has the responsibility to ensure that his or her name is on the electoral roll adding that it is only when the details are certified, that one could be guaranteed the opportunity to take part in the December 7 general elections.
The paper therefore, urges all political parties seeking power to educate their followers to verify their names on the register.
It also asks the EC to put in place the requisite measures to avert the chaos and confusion that marked the registration exercise earlier in the year.
The Ghanaian Times says the numerous challenges associated with the ongoing exhibition of the biometric voters register could have been averted if the Electoral Commission had done due diligence and cross checked its work, before presenting the register for verification.
It notes that the issue of names not in alphabetical order for instance, could have been identified and rectified if someone had taken the trouble to thoroughly go through the registers.
The Times believes that the problem of low turnout is due to inadequate publicity for the exercise.
It therefore entreats the EC and the National Commission for Civic Education, to step up their game and spread the message to every part of the country as they are mandated to do.
The paper also urges all eligible voters to verify their names in the exercise.